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That's the main reason I bought the Ranger over the F150.
Same, and the fact that I just didn't need a full-size. Also, I like the styling much better. And fuel economy! Many reasons I picked the ranger but fitting in my garage was definitely a determining factor. We have a tight two car garage with a lowish door, many new tract homes in my area have itty bitty single car garages and the Maverick/Ridgeline would be the only truck to comfortably fit in those.

Overall I like the Maverick, aside from the front end. I don't think I would have chosen it over the ranger though. But I do wish I had a sunroof and a hybrid.

 

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The more I see about it the more I'm looking forward to taking one for a test drive maybe next spring if all the shortages make them available by then. I think I'd be more prone to get the AWD tubo version. I wish they would have brought back the Saber color for it though. But if I end up trading in my Ranger for one I'll be banished from this forum and I kind of like you all. :)

Also did anyone else notice the Lariat version has a power sliding rear window? I know some here were saying they wished the Ranger had one.
Don’t trade. Your raptors are going to be cramped in that 4.5 foot bed. They’ll get crabby.
 

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Same, and the fact that I just didn't need a full-size. Also, I like the styling much better. And fuel economy! Many reasons I picked the ranger but fitting in my garage was definitely a determining factor. We have a tight two car garage with a lowish door, many new tract homes in my area have itty bitty single car garages and the Maverick/Ridgeline would be the only truck to comfortably fit in those.

Overall I like the Maverick, aside from the front end. I don't think I would have chosen it over the ranger though. But I do wish I had a sunroof and a hybrid.
Yeah, I'm not digging the front end look, but whatev. I currently have a detached 2 car garage that is very big, but it's full of 'stuff', much of it for our new home being built. Ranger still fits, but only after some adjustments. Our new house should be fine, and if not I will take it up with the architect, who is my wife :)

I'll probably upgrade to a 6G PHEV ranger if available, and hopefully they don't make it much bigger. I'd be fine with the size of Mav, IF, if had a scab, 5.5 foot bed, and real 4x4. I don't see that happening.
 

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That front end looks horrible. Everything else looks awesome.
That’s what I said when I saw it too. I’m worried that the new ranger will get smacked with the ugly stick too. Guess it’s good I already have a Gen5 although I think the Gen6 will probably have a much more useful interior.
 
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That’s what I said when I saw it too. I’m worried that the new ranger will get smacked with the ugly stick too. Guess it’s good I already have a Gen5 although I think the Gen6 will probably have a much more useful interior.
Agreed. Sync4, better styling, better rear storage (but I want a supercab, but still want better storage) and don't screw me on the lack of B&O, stick a woofer under a seat, thank you very much! And, trick out the bed like the Mav. And, also, rear bumper steps. Oh, and a TBC. Am I asking too much?
 

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It does look better than the spy shots and renderings did, but why does it need to look like an baby F150. Call it an F075. I hope the 6G doesn't look like it got driven into a wall. Nothing wrong with a little style to set it apart.
 

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That thing wouldn’t pull a greasy string out of a cats ass
I would venture a guess that the 2.0/AWD version will be stock for stock quicker than a Ranger.

Edit: From zerotosixtytimes.com

Since it's based on the Escape platform that's what I compared.

2020 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0T EcoBoost AWD 0-60 mph 6.3 Quarter mile 14.8

2019 Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 0-60 mph 6.8 Quarter mile 15.2
 

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That’s what I said when I saw it too. I’m worried that the new ranger will get smacked with the ugly stick too. Guess it’s good I already have a Gen5 although I think the Gen6 will probably have a much more useful interior.

It can't any worse honestly. The fact that the back seats don't fold down all the way still irks me.
 

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I think they did a great job on it. The looks may not be to everyone's taste but the features are on target. And it does look like a truck.
When I showed it to my wife, she asked if that was her next vehicle. I said it could be.
Trying to talk my daughter into the Maverick. She wants an older Ranger and I keep pushing the new Maverick. She already has the 'its not a real truck' attitude. :rolleyes:
 

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I learned to drive on our old willys jeep. Then rebuilt a cj5 with my dad and grandfather in high school (that I still have, and likely always will), and now I have a mustang and motorcycle I play with. I've always loved everything manual. It seems though, the older I get (32 yesterday), the less I actually want to row my own gears. It's still fun, don't get me wrong, but long trips and stop n go traffic have lessened my enthusiasm. Just one more thing my old man predicted ha. And I agree with Mike. Soon it probably won't even be an option. A lot of the sports cars are even moving more to the high tech, faster shifting automatics. For example, the new c8 corvette.
Happy belated Birthday!:party:
 

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Did you see all the cool shit they did to make the Maverick's bed useful???!!!???
And we have to pay $93.27 for a set of tie-downs that should have come with the truck in the first place? Da Fuuuuu****?
 

 
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